Hello lovely Peeps, I hope this post finds you all well in these strange, scary & surreal times?
I know it is hard to comprehend what is going on in the world and many are finding it utterly impossible to get their heads around the current situation, let alone find their creative mojos.
I have had many weeks away from my easel for various reasons which is VERY unlike me but I am now starting to play once again, and have just painted and framed three original miniature bee paintings as little tokens of gratitude from me to 3 nominated NHS health workers who are working tirelessly while we live in our ‘comfort and safety bubbles’ at home during lockdown.
My marvellous HIM and I have spent many hours tending to our crazy terraced garden at the back of our house, and the sunshine has been most welcome here in Devon while we are in ‘stay at home’ mode and we both know just how lucky we are to live high up in this beautiful village overlooking the Teign Estuary and Dartmoor.
Another little dancer who will be leaving me!
I am delighted to have just sold one of my latest pastel pieces, ‘Dress Rehearsal -Dancing Hibiscus’ to an ex-pupil of the same Ballet School I boarded at, although we weren’t there at the same time and have never met. Thanks to the wonders of the internet and my regular posts on my ‘ArtyMigglet’ Facebook page, her new owner discovered my little delicate Hibiscus drawing and she will shortly be dancing her way over to her new home in Australia and I am over the moon with our dance school connection!
My marvellous HIM and I!
Talking of the wonders of the internet, my marvellous HIM and I have been extremely busy behind the scenes for the last few months creating and working on a very exciting new project and we are finally at the launching phase!! 🚀
I REALLY wanted other artists to have the opportunity be able to show their work online as beautifully and professionally as my marvellous HIM was able to do for me when he designed and created my Migglet site and by jove I think he’s done it!!
My HIM has many years of experience in web design and print and I DO love to encourage fellow artists & creatives, so we thought we would put our two enthusiastic wedded heads together and create a professional new website showcasing the work of Artists, Artisans & Photographers on their own personal web pages in order for them to shine!
And thus, our new ‘baby’…Art Showcase was born! 😃
We believe there are a great many talented amateur & professional artists, artisans, photographers etc who would dearly love their own website but for many reasons have never had the opportunity or time to get their work ‘out there’ and have been understandably fearful of the time and costs involved and/or simply terrified at the prospect of knowing where to start and what to do!
This is where we’ve done all the hard work for them!! 😃
Now more than ever is the time to be sharing our creativity with people to make them smile, feel happy, bring colour to their lives and warmth in their hearts! It IS a feeling and ALL creatives know how powerful that feeling can be, and if our work isn’t seen by others that emotion simply can’t be shared!
Please do visit our new site Artshowcase.co.uk and let others know about it too if you think they may be at all interested, wherever in the world they may be, our gallery of Showcases has grown since I started typing this Newsletter! I am awfully excited about our new venture and am babbling on about it quite a lot , can you tell?! 🤣😇🍾🥂
N.B. We are including free listings on the site for art societies, clubs, exhibitions and events once life gets back to ‘normal’ for us all too! Do please spread the word about that facility?!
P.S. You may notice that I, ArtyMigglet, have my very own Showcase Gallery on our shiny new site?!!….well, it would have been rude NOT to, wouldn’t it?! Oh the perks of being married to the Boss!!! 🤣🥳 😇
Take care lovely peeps, stay safe, sending my love to you and ALL yours and I hope you will enjoy my arty journey which is once again heading off in different exciting directions, but I won’t ever get lost (sorry about that!?!) and will always follow my own Arty Migglet yellow brick road!!! 😘
See you at the next roundabout, peeps!! 🚗
And DO PLEASE tell me what YOU have been up to during lockdown in the comments section below? I always love to hear from you all! 🥰